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Original team owner Walter Brown wanted a hook to try and get Boston's (at the time) large Irish population coming to home games and buying tickets ... So, he hit upon the idea of using the very Irish "Celtics" as the name. Also the team's mascot is called "Lucky the Leprechaun". Again very Irish.

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Original team owner Walter Brown wanted a hook to try and get Boston's (at the time) large Irish population coming to home games and buying tickets ... So, he hit upon the idea of using the very Irish "Celtics" as the name. Also the team's mascot is called "Lucky the Leprechaun". Again very Irish.

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